It’s time to prepare our manuscript for submission to Kaeden Books! Yay!
First thing we want to do is double check their submission guidelines.
Let’s take a look at their SUBMISSION PROCEDURES.
A. They need a hard copy. This means we will print out our manuscripts and mail in an envelope to them.
1. They need our name, phone number, and page number on each page.
The easiest way to do this is put this all in the header. (Don’t type this into the actual manuscript itself, open the header/footer area and type in there. If you don’t know how to do this, google how to create a header in your version of your word processing program.)
I also added the title of my book in the header, too. Here’s what it looked like in my header:
My Name-Phone Number-Title (on the top left) page number (top right)
I opted NOT to include this header on my first page however because of the way I formatted my manuscript. (I followed the standard format recommended by SCBWI.)
On the first page, I typed my contact info single spaced at the top left:
City, State Zip
Then about 2/3 down the page, I typed the title of my manuscript and my name in the center, double-spaced.
Next I double-spaced the Table of Contents along with the rest of the manuscript. My story actually now starts on page 2 of my manuscript. Go ahead and format your manuscript just like this, too, then print it out and get a 9 x 12 large manila envelope to mail it in.
Here’s a visual of what the first page of my manuscript looks like: